Catalunya’s oldest archaeology museum was established in the first half of the 19th century and continued to add to its collection as urban expansion and building projects unearthed more evidence of the city’s early history. This is a good place to get an overview of Tarragona’s Roman era before you explore the ancient sites that still dot the city. The museum’s displays of household objects such as jewelry, cups and plates, cooking utensils, and children’s toys bring a human touch to history. They are balanced by works of great artistry, such as a carved head of Medusa, and intricate mosaic murals of peacocks and marine life.